COM­MU­NITY CAL­EN­DAR

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To­day

Meet in down­town Cov­ing­ton at 3 p.m. for the Com­mu­nity Bike Ride the first Sun­day of each month. Co­hosted by the New­ton Trails, Main Street Cov­ing­ton and the Cov­ing­ton/New­ton County Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, for more in­for­ma­tion visit http://www.new­ton­trails.org/com­mu­ni­ty­bike-ride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­ily-friendly 4.5 mile roll around his­toric down­town Cov­ing­ton. Then, if you’re up for a lit­tle more fun, take a ride out and back on the scenic Eastside Trail.

Mon­day, April 3 – Fri­day, April 7

New­ton County School Sys­tem will be closed for Spring Break.

Saturday, April 8

Love­joy United Methodist Church, at 12835 High­way 36, in Cov­ing­ton, is host­ing its Spring Bar-B-Q from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. The BBQ is available for eat-in or take-out and will cost $9 for adults and $4.50 for chil­dren. Pounds of meat or quarts of stew are also available for $9 each.

Saturday, April 15

Salem United Methodist Church, at 3962 Salem Road, in Cov­ing­ton, will host an Easter Egg Hunt start­ing at 12 p.m. There will also be a free hot dog lunch to fol­low. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-786-6027.

Saturday, April 22

The Class of 1969-72 New­ton County High School is plan­ning a re­union. For more in­for­ma­tion visit class­mates.com or the Face­book event Class of 1971 Re­union.

Saturday, April 22 – Sun­day, April 23

The New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion will show “Honk! Jr.” fea­tur­ing Ox­ford Singing Chil­dren and Ox­ford Lit­tle Singers. There will be two show­ings April 22, one at 2 p.m. and an­other at 7 p.m. There will also be a April 23 at 3 p.m. at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at 140 Ram Drive, in Cov­ing­ton.

Mon­day, April 24 – Fri­day, April 28

More than 500 Spe­cial Olympians in our com­mu­nity in­vite you to join as they cel­e­brate Spe­cial Olympics Week in New­ton County.We kick off the Spe­cial Olympics Week with a pa­rade and Open­ing Cer­e­mony on Mon­day, April 24 at 10 a.m. Af­ter parad­ing around the his­toric square in Cov­ing­ton, the Games will of­fi­cially be opened 11:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. Tues­day, April 25 will fea­ture mid­dle and high school ath­letes as well as mas­ter ath­letes in track and field events from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. Ele­men­tary school ath­letes will com­pete in track and field events on Wed­nes­day, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. The games con­clude April 28 with a clos­ing cer­e­mony and cel­e­bra­tion at 10:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. If you would like to have fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Spe­cial Olympics Week in New­ton County, call 770-788-5387.

Fri­day, April 28 – Saturday, April 29

The New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice (NCSO) is host­ing its ca­reer fair Fri­day and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New­ton County Law En­force­ment Cen­ter. De­ten­tion of­fi­cer and deputy sher­iff po­si­tions are available. Re­cruit­ing per­son­nel will be con­duct­ing ap­pli­ca­tion screen­ings and on-site in­ter­views, so please dress in busi­ness at­tire. Min­i­mum re­quire­ments in­clude a high school diploma or GED, Ge­or­gia POST Peace Of­fi­cers Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or abil­ity to ob­tain within six months of em­ploy­ment and a valid driver’s li­cense. Bilin­gual skills are pre­ferred but not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 678-625-1584 or ca­reers@ new­ton­sh­er­if­fga.org. Visit www.new­ton­sh­er­if­fga.org/join.

Sun­day, April 30

Den­ver Bier­man and the Mile High Or­ches­tra is com­ing to First Bap­tist Church of So­cial Cir­cle, at 195 N. Chero­kee Road at 6 p.m. The con­cert will be free to the pub­lic, but do­na­tions are wel­comed. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-464-3474.

Saturday, May 6

New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice will of­fer a Cit­i­zen’s Firearm Safety Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New­ton County Law En­force­ment Train­ing Cen­ter, at 15151 Al­covy Road, in Cov­ing­ton from 8 a.m. to lunch time. Af­ter lunch, the class will meet at the NCSO Range at 272 Lower River Road, in Cov­ing­ton, for live fire ex­er­cises. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be ob­tained and re­turned to NCSO through April 15. Par­tic­i­pants must be 21 years old, con­sent and pass a crim­i­nal back­ground check and pro­duce a valid Ge­or­gia Driver’s Li­cense. Par­tic­i­pants must also sup­ply their own firearm and am­mu­ni­tion, which must be in good and ser­vice­able con­di­tion. The firearm must be at least .380 cal­iber. Con­tact Lt. Paul Gunter, agency train­ing co­or­di­na­tor, at 678-625-1444 or pgunter@new­ton­sh­er­if­fga.org with ques­tions.

Saturday, May 6 – Sun­day, May 7

The New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion presents “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” fea­tur­ing the Cov­ing­ton Re­gional Bal­let. Show times are set from Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sun­day at 3 p.m. at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at 140 Ram Drive, in Cov­ing­ton.

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